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Port Meadow sunset

Last night, I was up absurdly late. I remember hearing the clock tolling six as I covered my eyes with cloth in a late attempt to fall asleep. Understandably, my productivity today took a bit of a hit as the result of such sleeplessness.

After attempts at reading, and the completion of yet another scholarship application, I walked to the Port Meadow with Nora this evening – in time to see the sun set behind the western tree line.

Today was a good day, all told. I got to read the first few pages of Kelly’s novel about the Picts. I also got to have a conversation in French, do some cycling, correspond with a distant colleague about the thesis, and read.

Tomorrow afternoon, I am attending a seminar entitled: “Is there a future for the IMF and World Bank?” at Merton College.

I saw a Canon A700 at the pub tonight. There is definitely a lot more glass included in the lens, possibly making the 800 ISO setting viable. The LCD screen is also much larger. Does anyone have personal experience with one? 

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tristan Laing April 28, 2006 at 10:49 pm

Why would more glass make the ISO 800 setting viable. Higher ISO is viable is the sensor is larger and thus each pixel gets more light. Looking at Maya’s father’s website, the new 8megapixel digicams have significant noise even at ISO 50! Pixel’s need light.

On the other hand, if there is more glass and the apature is the same – this indicates a larger sensor.

Milan April 29, 2006 at 12:27 pm

I meant ‘more glass’ in the sense of the f/2 continuous zooms: a larger lens overall, therefore delivering more light to the focal plane, regardless of aperture and conditions.

Anonymous April 29, 2006 at 12:37 pm

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